Million pleas – campaign to free our world of nuclear weapons


“We want to make the world’s longest video chain letter.

The video has been started by a group of school children from Hiroshima, Japan and is addressed to the 9 countries still in possession of nuclear weapons. We’re asking people from all over the globe to upload a video clip of themselves saying the word “please”. The “pleases” will then be edited into a long virtual chain letter, which will act as a petition to abolish nuclear weapons, worldwide.

The campaign is an initiative of ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, and is being launched in this the 65th anniversary year of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Please add your voice to the campaign.” visit the million pleas
Watch this video created by the children of Hiroshima

Approximately 160 students, staff and parents, added their voices to the million pleas campaign today. Visit the websites below, to view our pleas to world leaders to free our world of nuclear weapons.

Time to abolish Nuclear Weapons – smoke signal

As you may or may not have gathered, Marg M and the kids at Hawkesdale P12, are fairly passionate about getting our messages out there, that it’s well and truly time to abolish nuclear weapons. The fact that they exist, looms like a huge black cloud over our future. The launch of one nuclear weapon, either accidentally or intentionally, has horrendous consequences for not just this generation, but for generations to follow. We have written letters to world leaders, local newspapers, local Mayors, created a quiz, created a movie and made slideshows and text movies, to promote our very simple message that it’s “TIME TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS”. Mrs Mirtschin has shared this new web 2.0 tool with us and we thought we might add a smoke signal message to our repertoire. Check it out on this link.

Dr Bill Williams visits Hawkesdale P12 College

On Friday April 30th, Dr Bill Williams, President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), will visit our school. During his visit, he will present an online session through Elluminate, from 12.00 midday – to 1.00pm (Melbourne, Australia, GMT +10).

Dr Williams will talk about how nukes work, where they came from, how they’ve been used, what they do, where they’re at now, how we’ve got rid of lots already,what we need to do – together – to get rid of the lot of them and fast.He will emphasise the global nature of the threat, including the climate effects of nuclear war, affecting earth’s temperature and the knock-on effects on farming, food production and famine.

Dr Williams is aiming his presentation at students from year 5 – 12. He is a dynamic presenter with a depth of experience and knowledge and he welcomes input throughout his presentation. This is an exciting opportunity for students to get a basic understanding of the issues involved with nuclear disarmament and the part they can play in taking a stand against the existence of nuclear weapons. I highly reccomend this presentation to students and adults alike.

This is the photo which is being displayed in New York in May, at the Njuclear Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, at the United Nations

This is the photo which is being displayed in New York in May, at the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, at the United Nations